Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Christi Shannon Kline and Jane Ormerod

The next gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society takes place this coming Saturday afternoon at the Golden Notebook starting at 2 p.m. Host Phillip Levine has two great poets, Christi Shannon Kline and Jane Ormerod, lined up as the featured readers for this great Hudson Valley poetry series.

Here is more info from the host himself:

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock “Second Saturdays” Art Events. For a full listing of “Second Saturday” events, see: www.artsinwoodstock.org.

Poets Christi Shannon Kline and Jane Ormerod will be the featured readers, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs), 29 Tinker Street on Saturday, August 13 at 2pm.

Christi Shannon KlinePoet, playwright, performer and Arkansas native, Christi Shannon Kline left the beauty of “The Natural State” at an early age for a career in the entertainment industry.

Kline worked in many aspects of the business before an injury led her to explore writing as a means of expression. Her first attempt yielded REUNION, a drama in the Southern Gothic Style, which received a professional reading and performance in Manhattan, with Kline in the leading role.

Kline’s formal training in poetry came from The New School in Manhattan, where she was privileged to study by invitation with award-winning poet and mentor Marie Ponsot, who generously endorsed her first book, No Child More Perfect & Other Poems (Nirala, 2012). Ponsot’s influence is apparent in Poets in the Woods, inspired by the healing power of nature found in her new home in the beautiful New Jersey Highlands, which Kline finds reassuringly reminiscent of her native Arkansas.

A member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Dramatists Guild, and Poets & Writers, Kline has read and performed at venues throughout the United States and abroad.

Jane OrmerodJane Ormerod is the author of Welcome to the Museum of Cattle (Three Rooms Press, 2012), Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books, 2008), and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Jane’s work also appears in numerous US and international anthologies and journals including Have a Nice NYC, Maintenant, Breadline, AND / OR, Marsh Hawk Press Review, The Nervous Breakdown, and Paris Lit Up. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at Great Weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose.

For further information on this great, long running series, contact Phillip X Levine (845)246-8565 or email: pprod@mindspring.com.


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